Clairemont High School 2016

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE CHIEFTAIN PRIDE & TRADITION COLLABORATION & INNOVATION STRONG COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS LIFELONG CONNECTIONS “When you become a part of Clairemont, you become a part of something bigger than yourself. Here, we believe that personal growth happens best at the intersection of learning and experience.” - Dr. Jennifer Roberson, Principal


>EXPERIENCE Clairemont High School has always been at the heart of the Clairemont community. Located high on the mesa overlooking beautiful Mission Bay, the campus offers a rigorous, challenging educational experience within a safe, welcoming and caring environment that brings out the best in each and every student. Clairemont offers‌ > 4 dynamic Linked Learning Academies > Experienced teachers, counselors and staff focused on student achievement and well-being > Comprehensive campus offering a variety of clubs, athletics, theater, music, art, and much more

Based on the success of Clairemont’s award-winning Academy of Business, in 2014, together with the Moxie Foundation, led by founder and education visionary, Irwin Zahn, the San Diego Unified School District, ConnectEd –The California Center for College and Career, and Clairemont staff, the school experienced a total transformation by launching three additional academies in 2015.

>LEARN The “wall-to-wall” Academy model at Clairemont provides every student the opportunity to select an Academy Industry Pathway and experience a personalized 4-year course of study focused in one of the following high-demand areas: > Academy of Business > Academy of Engineering Design > Academy of Health & Medical Science > Academy of Information Technology Each Academy offers industry focused course work.


Our community and business partners provide an important role in each student’s educational experience.

> E N G AG E Internships, mentoring, career fairs, guest speaking and job shadow opportunities are ways in which our community engages our students in real-world learning. From colleges and universities, to telecommunication and health networks, Clairemont has a full range of partners who bring our greater community to campus as well as provide school to business learning experiences. We are proud and honored to have many of San Diego’s top employers as partners with each of our Academies and the campus as a whole.

With a rigorous curriculum that focuses on a wide variety of business environments, such as finance, entrepreneurship, stock market, real estate and marketing, and new state-of-the-art facilities including a mock trading floor, the Academy of Business encourages students to think innovatively and creatively to become future leaders and problem solvers. Clairemont’s Academy of Business partners include local companies from the greater San Diego community. Our partners offer student internships and job shadow opportunities, providing students with real-world learning opportunities.

“As a former student in the Academy of Business, my experience inspired me to go to college and start my own company right after graduation.” – David R., Class of 2014


BUSINESS COLLEGE & CAREER PATHWAY Related Majors: Accounting/Accountancy Business Administration Economics Finance/Financial Services Global Business Management Global Supply Chain Management International Business Management Management Info Systems Marketing Real Estate Business/Industry and Post-Secondary Partners: AXA Advisors California Coast Credit Union 21 Century Award Realty Ernst & Young State Farm Insurance Mission Federal Credit Union (PwC) PricewaterhouseCoopers REMAX Realty Junior Achievement San Diego San Diego Financial Literacy Center San Diego Women in Finance SD Mesa College Business Administration Department SDSU College of Business Administration SMI Pensions

Students in the Academy of Engineering Design are encouraged to express inner creativity to create, build, or reverse-engineer projects. The pathway course of study uses Project Lead the Way curriculum and focuses on computer-aided design, prototyping, the manufacturing process, robotics and electronics. Academy students collaborate with and learn from Clairemont engineering industry partners as they provide leadership and expertise to inspire students to innovate, design and build solutions to address current and future global challenges.

“Clairemont has encouraged me to pursue my interest in engineering and has given me a great foundation in order to be successful in my future education and career.” – Karly H., Class of 2016


ENGINEERING COLLEGE & CAREER PATHWAY Related Majors: Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering NanoEngineering Structural Engineering Aerospace Engineering Environmental Engineering Business/Industry and Post-Secondary Partners: Qualcomm Hewlett Packard Raytheon PGA SDG&E SPAWAR Solar Turbines Society of Women Engineers UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering ViaSat Otterbox The Moxie Foundation The Control Group Raytheon

With a focus on health, medicine and biomedical life science, the Academy of Health & Medical Sciences provides students with a comprehensive, engaging and relevant Project Lead the Way curriculum, allowing them to explore the wide array of careers and advanced degrees offered through the medical and biotechnology fields. Students learn about the processes, structures, and connections of the human body systems through hands-on experiments and investigation of case studies. Nationally renowned industry partners work one-on-one with students both in the classroom as well as in clinical settings, allowing students to apply skills learned inside the classroom to real-world situations.

“Clairemont’s curriculum helps prepare students to transition to college and a great career in the health field.” – Dr. Steven Jacob, SDSU School of Nursing


HEALTH & MEDICAL COLLEGE & CAREER PATHWAY: Related Majors: Biochemistry and Cell Biology Biological Sciences Chemistry and Chemical Physics Health Science and Nursing Nutrition and Public Health Pharmacological Chemistry Physiology and Neuroscience Psychology Business/Industry and Post-Secondary Partners: Kaiser Permanente UCSD Medical Center Rady Children’s Hospital SDSU School of Nursing Sonata Hospice Scripps Health Scripps Mercy Hospital

Integrating the use of technology in all classes, students in the Academy of Information Technology learn advanced computer science skills including software and system development, mobile app design, coding and programming, game design and simulation, and more. Written by the University of California, computer science courses provide students with analytical and logical skills to understand computational logic and processes in basic programming, and how to apply these skills to design computer animations in an interactive environment. Industry partners offer student internships and job shadow opportunities.

“The courses are all really interesting. I actually enjoy doing my homework.� – Shannon K., Class of 2016 CLAIREMONT HIGH SCHOOL

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE & CAREER PATHWAY: Related Majors: Computer Engineering Computer Information Systems Computer Science Computer Science with Specialization in Bioinformatics Graphic Design Business/Industry and Post-Secondary Partners: Managed Solution House of Hints CRI (Communication Resources, Inc.) SAIC SPAWAR ESET ServiceNow Sony TaylorMade UCSD Computer Science Department

Clairemont Chieftains have a proud and rich history of athletic excellence. Our trophies and multiple local and state championships in a variety of sports proves our dedication and commitment to performing at the highest level. Athletics are a valued part of the Clairemont experience and the school boasts a strong reputation for building competitive championship teams and developing strong work ethics in all our students, both on and off the field. Chieftain Sports: > Badminton > Baseball > Basketball > Cheer > Cross Country > Field Hockey > Football > Golf

> Soccer > Softball > Swim > Tennis > Track & Field > Volleyball > Water Polo > Wrestling

>PRIDE “If you make things too easy, you won’t have a team. We work hard and have fun doing it.” – Kelsey S., Girl’s Varsity Volleyball


Clairemont is proud to offer a wide range of comprehensive programs and extra-curricular clubs, open to all students, that provide the opportunity to explore and challenge, something that is essential to the Clairemont experience. Here are just a few of our rich offerings: > Academic League > AP Courses > AVID > Circle of Friends > Robotics Club > Student Government (ASB) > Student Ambassadors > Thespian Club > World Languages > And much more!

> G RO W We know that in order for students to thrive, they need a balance between coursework and their desire to become well-rounded individuals and contributors to society. The arts have always been an essential part of education at Clairemont, and are open to all students, regardless of their Academy pathway. We offer a wide array of electives that allow students to investigate and enrich their already blossoming talents and interests. Our arts electives include: > Art > Marching Band > Orchestra > Theater > Technical Theater > Video Production > Yearbook > And much more!


>JOIN Seeing is believing. We invite you to visit our campus to learn more about us. We accept enrollments year-round. Visit our website at Come join us.

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